How To Give Your Dog Great Nutrition

The Key To Prolonging The Life Of Your Pet

All loving pet parents want to know the best food to feed their pets, but the fact is, it’s a complicated question to answer. That’s because every animal has their own unique health needs, which the nutrition in their diets should address.

For instance, an older, less active dog may need a diet that’s lower in calories compared to a young, energetic puppy. There may also be food allergies to take into account, and with some symptoms and conditions, certain foods can make them better or worse.

That’s why it’s so important to consult with a pet nutritionist. They, along with your vet, can help you determine the most effective way to nourish your pet and keep him as healthy as possible! 

Common Conditions
Again, seeking the advice of a professional is key. However, certain foods and supplements can help ease common health conditions like skin issues, dry fur, and even stiff, achy joints. 

For instance, lots of pets develop food sensitivities that manifest in skin itchiness and rashes. Sometimes, a simple switch to grain-free pet food can alleviate symptoms because common grains, like wheat, are often the culprit. 

The addition of omega fatty acids in the diet can help remedy flaky skin and dry, brittle fur. This nutrient, which can be found in some fish and dietary supplements designed for pets, helps nourish and moisturize the skin and coat. 

Joint issues are another common ailment, especially in older dogs. For them, adding glucosamine and turmeric to the diet can help lubricate joints and reduce inflammation.

A Diet That Works For Your Pet … And For You

So what’s the best diet to feed your pet to help him live the healthiest, longest life possible? 

It’s one that addresses his or her individual needs. But more than that, it has to work for you, too, and that’s where an experienced pet nutritionist comes in. (After all, the healthiest diet plan in the world is useless if it’s too difficult to prepare or afford!)

And of course, you’ll want to talk with your vet, too!

There’s no one-size-fits all answer to the big pet food question, but that’s because our pals are unique inside and out. Luckily, that’s why we love them so much, making all this extra time and effort worth it!

About The Author
This is a guest blog post by Sandra Olsen at Homeoanimal. Visit their website at